Co-Founder, Ideation Consultant, Magician, Speaker
Ms. Rogers has performed at venues ranging from Barack Obama’s inaugural ball in D.C. to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. She is the winner of the 1999 “Women in Magic Award” in Las Vegas, and performs in Las Vegas several times a year. Heather has performed alongside legendary artists such as Joan Baez and Rita Moreno and appeared with Hillary Clinton at San Francisco’s “Innovation Hangar”.
Heather ran away with the Pickle Family Circus when she was young, and it was there she discovered her love of performing and honed her magic and juggling skills. Ms. Rogers has the distinction of being the one and only female, comedy magician in the Bay Area and has performed for corporate clients such as Google, Intuit, Hewlett Packard, Oracle and has spoken at TEDx.
Co-Founder, Ideation Consultant, Composer, Vocalist
Ms. Amarasingham has been a Producer, Singer, Composer and Actor for 20 years. She received vocal training from Australian superstar and recording artist, Marcia Hines and studied drama with the prestigious Australian Theatre for Young People, in her hometown of Sydney, Australia.
After relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area during the dot-com boom, Velia founded her own production company; the critically acclaimed musical theatre troupe, Her Rebel Highness. Her talented cast of Broadway-calibre performers have been featured in major media outlets including Today’s Bride, the SF Bay Guardian and SF Weekly, and have performed live on ABC7 News. Additionally, Velia was invited to appear as Cher, in San Francisco’s longest running show, Beach Blanket Babylon, and serves on the ILEA-NCC Board of Directors.
Composer, Sound Designer, Arranger
Mr. Amarasingham is a professional composer, sound designer, keyboardist and producer. Originally from New Zealand, Simon moved to Australia in the 1980s, where he performed in rock bands and composed music for everything from film, to cellular phones, to console games.
During the dot-com boom, Simon immigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area where he went on to form the award-winning audio production company, dSonic, with his brother, Kemal Amarasingham. Their corporate clients include Microsoft Games Studio, EA and Zynga. Simon serves as Her Rebel Highness Productions’ composer, vocal arranger and music producer and his articles on composition and creativity have been published in EQ Magazine, Game Developer Magazine and Create Online.
Vocalist, Dancer, Actress
Russian born Maria Mikheyenko, is a light coloratura soprano, classically trained at the University of Michigan School of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has also earned a certification in Commedia dell’ Arte with Maestro Antonio Fava in Reggio Emilia, Italy and has sung operatic roles in the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad with companies such as the Austrian American Mozart Academy of Salzburg, Bay Shore Lyric Opera and Berkeley Opera.
Ms. Mikheyenko has collaborated with jazz legends Bobby McFerrin, Dave Brubeck, and Meredith Monk as part of Pacific Mozart Ensemble, and her musical theater credits include 42nd Street Moon’s “Scrooge in Love”, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre’s “Chicago” and Berkeley Playhouse’s “Billy Elliot”.
Vocalist, Dancer, Actress
Born and raised in Northern California, the multi-talented Karen-Meredith Wolf is an accomplished Blues/Folk singer, songwriter, recording artist, dancer, actress and author.
Ms. Wolf studied ballet with San Francisco Ballet, acting with Studio A.C.T. and earned a BA in French from Northwestern University in Chicago. Karen Meredith has performed with many esteemed San Francisco Bay Area theatre companies including North Bay Rep. Company, Willows Theatre Company and Mountain Play Associate, and has appeared in several musical theatre and ballet productions such as “Annie”, “West Side Story” and “The Nutcracker”.
Ms. Sena is an internationally renowned and award-winning choreographer and performer whose choreographies have been performed throughout the U.S., Spain, Mexico, Japan and the Czech Republic.
Ms. Sena was the recipient of the 2014 Dancers’ Choice Award in San Francisco, and along with her complete and eclectic dance training, Danica is a consummate singer, musician and actor. She has shared the stage with Noche Flamenca and famed director John Mauceri at the Hollywood Bowl, Rafael Aguilar and Lydia Cabello/Emilio Florido, to name a few.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, Danica has collaborated with organizations including Cirque du Soleil, HP Pavilion/Indus Industries and SF State Dance. She is Founder and Artistic Director of Andanza Arts and teaches flamenco privately and as a member of the faculty at the esteemed dance school, ODC.
Technical Director, Audio Engineer
A Bay Area native, Sam works as a sound engineer, technical consultant and stagehand for a variety of clients in the live entertainment industry, including Blackball Universe, the Uptown Nightclub, and the Hotel Utah Saloon.
Although more frequently found behind a mixing desk, or sitting in front of a Logic Pro session, Sam also knows his way around a guitar, having formerly played with garage ravers Flash Gilmore and The Funbeatles and indie-rock outfit Sunfighter.
He has long studied and experimented with signal processing and amplification in a musical context, and studied English Literature at the University of Southern California.